Thursday, 22 November 2012

NICAS Climbing award coaching today.

The Chalk bag.

I got to climb a few nice 6b routes.

 Sam and Kationa in action.

Today I was coaching the students from West Highland College who are working towards their level 1 NICAS climbing award. We headed to the dry of the Ice Factor [ two days inside it is unheard of!]
The award is very progressive and inclusive for all ages and abilities. It concentrates on the foundation skills of indoor climbing and then moves through a variety of levels to advance climbing techniques and leading routes.
We had a great day, climbed many routes and my guys all felt they had progressed and achieved personal goals. I even got to do some climbing, which was great fun. Hill walking next, variety is the spice of life!